Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 614 678 692
Rank change year-on-year +64 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 112 223 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.17% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 144 115
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £286 £338 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £315
% change year-on-year -11.11% +42.86% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 2
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £45.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +132.20% -44.63%
10th Percentile £12.15 £28.50 £16.99
90th Percentile £38.65 £50.00 £22.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £47.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -42.55% +142.52% -44.63%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,633 19,100 18,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 19.44% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,023 11,431 11,620
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 902 844
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.55 £12.08
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.23 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +11.54% -5.45%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 99 £400 -11.11% 51
UK excluding London +22 67 £400 -11.11% 41
London +117 41 £385 -18.95% 12
South East +39 20 £413 -8.33% 11
South West -18 16 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +41 11 £475 -9.52% 14
West Midlands +52 9 £750 +42.86% 10
Scotland +21 9 £444 +36.54% 2
North of England +65 7 £350 -6.67% 10
North West +31 6 £350 +16.67% 4
East of England +11 3 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands +35 2 £237 -56.91% 4
Yorkshire +42 1 - - 4
Wales +31 1 £300 +4.35%

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 112 (100.00%) VMware
2 82 (73.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (64.29%) Windows
4 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (53.57%) PowerShell
6 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
7 52 (46.43%) Windows Server
8 51 (45.54%) Microsoft
9 50 (44.64%) MCSE
10 39 (34.82%) Azure
11 38 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (33.04%) vSphere
13 36 (32.14%) Cisco
14 32 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 31 (27.68%) MCSA
15 31 (27.68%) ITIL
16 29 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (25.00%) SAN
17 28 (25.00%) DHCP
17 28 (25.00%) DNS
18 27 (24.11%) Data Centre
19 25 (22.32%) CCNA
19 25 (22.32%) VMware ESXi
19 25 (22.32%) Office 365
20 24 (21.43%) Migration
20 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
21 23 (20.54%) SCCM
21 23 (20.54%) vRealize
22 22 (19.64%) SQL
23 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.46%) Confluence
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
5 3 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.79%) Apache
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.89%) assyst
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (34.82%) Azure
2 25 (22.32%) Office 365
3 19 (16.96%) AWS
4 7 (6.25%) IaaS
5 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.00%) DHCP
1 28 (25.00%) DNS
1 28 (25.00%) SAN
2 17 (15.18%) Firewall
3 10 (8.93%) LAN
4 8 (7.14%) WAN
5 7 (6.25%) Network Security
6 5 (4.46%) iSCSI
6 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.46%) VSAN
7 3 (2.68%) BGP
7 3 (2.68%) NAS
7 3 (2.68%) OSPF
7 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.68%) VPN
7 3 (2.68%) Wireless
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.79%) IPsec
8 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.79%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.57%) Blockchain
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (10.71%) Banking
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
1 12 (10.71%) Public Sector
2 8 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) French Language
4 1 (0.89%) Games
4 1 (0.89%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Police
4 1 (0.89%) Publishing
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Consultant
2 26 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
5 15 (13.39%) Server Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Active Directory Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Architect
7 8 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Senior Platform Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) Ajax
1 1 (0.89%) HTML
1 1 (0.89%) LDAP
1 1 (0.89%) REST
1 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.82%) Replication
3 10 (8.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (6.25%) Clustering
5 4 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.68%) Robotics
7 2 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.79%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) PMI
8 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (64.29%) Windows
2 52 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 38 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.07%) Linux
6 8 (7.14%) CentOS
7 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.25%) Unix
8 5 (4.46%) VMS
9 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) Debian
11 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (27.68%) ITIL
3 24 (21.43%) Migration
4 13 (11.61%) Server Virtualisation
5 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.93%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.93%) ITIL V3
8 9 (8.04%) Change Management
8 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (5.36%) Server Building
10 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
11 5 (4.46%) Kanban
11 5 (4.46%) Service Management
11 5 (4.46%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.57%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.64%) SQL
3 15 (13.39%) Python
4 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) C
6 1 (0.89%) C#
6 1 (0.89%) Java
6 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (44.64%) MCSE
3 31 (27.68%) MCSA
4 29 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (22.32%) CCNA
6 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 19 (16.96%) Citrix Certification
8 19 (16.96%) VCAP
9 17 (15.18%) CCNP
10 15 (13.39%) CCA
11 11 (9.82%) VCP6
12 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.57%) CISSP
13 4 (3.57%) MCITP
13 4 (3.57%) MCP
13 4 (3.57%) MCSD
13 4 (3.57%) VCP5
14 3 (2.68%) CCIE
14 3 (2.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.89%) GxP
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (73.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
3 37 (33.04%) vSphere
4 25 (22.32%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (16.96%) Hyper-V
6 18 (16.07%) VMware NSX
7 11 (9.82%) vCloud
8 6 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (5.36%) XenApp
9 5 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (3.57%) NFS
10 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.79%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.79%) UAG
13 1 (0.89%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.89%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) SCCM
1 23 (20.54%) vRealize
2 17 (15.18%) vCenter Server
3 10 (8.93%) PowerCLI
4 6 (5.36%) Ansible
5 5 (4.46%) Avamar
5 5 (4.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.57%) SCOM
6 4 (3.57%) ThinApp
6 4 (3.57%) WSUS
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.68%) Puppet
7 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.79%) Nagios
8 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.79%) Terraform
8 2 (1.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (45.54%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.14%) Cisco
4 20 (17.86%) HP
5 14 (12.50%) Citrix
5 14 (12.50%) Dell
6 8 (7.14%) EMC
6 8 (7.14%) NetApp
7 7 (6.25%) Veeam
8 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.57%) CommVault
9 4 (3.57%) Hitachi
9 4 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.68%) IFS
10 3 (2.68%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.68%) Remedy
10 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.79%) Forcepoint